How many baby Kelaart’s pipistrelles are in a litter?
A Kelaart’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus ceylonicus) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.With 1 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 1 babies.
Each of those little ones spend around 52 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 1 grams (0 lbs) and measure 3.3 cm (0′ 2″). They are a member of the Vespertilionidae family (genus: Pipistrellus). An adult Kelaart’s pipistrelle grows up to a size of 10.5 cm (0′ 5″).
To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.
Kelaart’s pipistrelle (Pipistrellus ceylonicus) is a species of vesper bat.It is found in southern and south-eastern Asia from Pakistan to Indonesia.
Other animals of the family Vespertilionidae
Kelaart’s pipistrelle is a member of the Vespertilionidae, as are these animals:
- Hoary wattled bat weighting only 8 grams
- Tickell’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Golden-tipped bat weighting only 6 grams
- Black-winged little yellow bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Van Gelder’s bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Savi’s pipistrelle with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Large forest bat weighting only 6 grams
- Evening bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
- Little pied bat with 2 babies per pregnancy
- Indiana bat with 1 babies per pregnancy
Animals that share a litter size with Kelaart’s pipistrelle
Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:
- Long-footed potoroo
- Mongalla free-tailed bat
- African bush elephant
- Black rhinoceros
- African brush-tailed porcupine
- Little free-tailed bat
- Delicate mouse
- Dwarf sperm whale
- Rufous elephant shrew
Animals with the same weight as a Kelaart’s pipistrelle
What other animals weight around 8 grams (0.02 lbs)?
- Botswanan long-eared bat weighting 7 grams
- Rafinesque’s big-eared bat weighting 9 grams
- Silky pocket mouse weighting 7 grams
- Geata mouse shrew weighting 9 grams
- Dwarf little fruit bat weighting 9 grams
- Egyptian slit-faced bat weighting 9 grams
- Eurasian harvest mouse weighting 7 grams
- Hairy-faced bat weighting 9 grams
- Large-toothed shrew weighting 8 grams
- Wongai ningaui weighting 9 grams